The Dover Pictura Series features the finest quality royalty-free art for professionals or anyone who wants to design like one. Each title includes a beautifully designed and distinctive book with a CD-ROM containing all of the images in the book.
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These collections each include high-quality illustrations that are reproduced from a wealth of sources. The images appear in both book format and on a high-resolution, print-quality CD.
Each book is 128 pages and measures
African Design — Capture the spirit of African design with this stunning resource of 287 color and black and white images. Designs feature the familiar — birds, animals, human faces — as well as the abstract: vigorous lines, bold geometrics, and colorful patterns.
Art Nouveau — Includes a remarkable array of the most popular Art Nouveau images including graceful female figures, flowing florals, bird and animal designs, abstracts, and repeating patterns. 266 images in color. 11 in black and white.
Borders and Frames — Elaborate strands of flowers, dramatic Art Deco designs, ethereal rings of angels — it's all here! This affordable volume offers endless inspiration to professional and amateur artists alike with more than 200 color and black and white designs.
Chinese Design — A stunning compendium of Chinese art and design culled directly from rare sources. It includes 200 illustrations of animals, birds, fish, abstracts, and patterns — full color and black and white — in a remarkably diverse array of styles from elegantly simple to intricately complex.
Designs from India — This volume contains 279 color images, including striking paisleys, animal and floral ornamentation, fascinating geometrics, and exotic border and spot illustrations. Gathered from rare Indian art and artifacts, this collection of meticulously reproduced color motifs reflects the centuries-old richness and diversity of one of the world's great decorative art traditions.
Floral Design — Ranging from 18th century botanical to early 20th century Art Nouveau, the illustrations depict flowers, plants, tendrils, blossoms, and leaves.
Flowers — This gorgeous collection features 208 blossoms and bouquets,
Islamic Design — Includes wonderfully decorative images from one of the world’s great art traditions. Exquisite patterns, borders, and motifs displaying all the beauty and intricacy of Islamic art, comprised of geometrics, florals, and attractive repeating patterns. 201 images in color. 12 in black and white.
Japanese Design — A beautiful collection of authentic Japanese art and design that has been reproduced directly from rare and costly sources. Images include birds, florals, animals, fish, crests, geometric designs, and patterns. This resource contains over 260 color and black and white illustrations.
Letters & Alphabets — The infinite ingenuity of designers in embellishing letters of the alphabet is beautifully displayed. 150 color images. 484 black and white illustrations.
Mammals — The striking images of animals in this CD have been developed from rare 17th–19th century sources. Depicted in detail are creatures large and small — from a grizzly bear to a mouse. 245 black and white illustrations.
Medieval Design — A stunning view of the artistic heritage of the Middle Ages.
Native American Design — This book contains nearly 500 color and black and white illustrations that celebrate Native American art, collected from rare and authentic sources. It includes images of magical designs used to decorate clothing, ceremonial masks, jewelry, blankets, utensils, and more.
Renaissance Design — This design anthology displays the extraordinary diversity and richness that made the Renaissance a high point in Western art and culture. Carefully selected from many rare and authentic sources, there are more than 200 black and white and color images of borders, patterns, motifs, and details from paintings and other artworks of the
Sea Life — Sea shells to squids, starfish to penguins. Fish great and small. Jelly fish. Whales and dolphins and sharks…oh my! Here is a fantastic array of images real and fanciful — over 280 full color and black and white illustrations.
Tile Designs — This is a dazzling assortment of
Victorian Design — Lavish examples of Victorian design include florals, borders, patterns, and decorative motifs, all reproduced directly from authentic
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